Cut Through the Noise

" will cut through the noise for those who need to hear it."
Anne Holloway

I had just posted an amateurish music video to Facebook—a slideshow of photos from a hike with my son, and a song I had written that day. Usually, when I post something like that, I get a few likes and hearts, and maybe a generic comment. But this particular friend, Anne, said that my song was the very thing she needed that morning when she woke up. I told her how much I appreciated her words. I also lamented about how I never know if what I post is reaching anyone. 

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Be Selfish.

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"The people who get what they’re after are very often the ones who just stick around long enough."—Austin Kleon Show Your Work!

Imagine if you stuck around for yourself?

If you want to build a creative habit you have to believe that you are worth sticking around for. You have to believe that your heart, mind, and creative source are worth taking care of. If you don't take care of it, it will get taken care of by the loudest voices in your life. The loudest voices in my life are inside my head, "...don't be selfish," or "...just one more episode," or "just one more handful of pretzels..."

I believe that inside of you, me, and of every other person on this planet, is a well of creativity that is deeper than the boundaries of any imagination. When you take care of it, it takes care of you. And then you can take care of others. Is that being selfish?

They say, "love your neighbor as yourself." I say, "Love yourself. Then love your neighbors."

Take care of your creative spark and it will turn you into a shining beacon. Your work will light the way for others on their own journey.

–Rigel Windsong Little Deer Thurston
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